Lauren Spuhler

Multimedia journalist

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Pinterest a great East Tennessee vacation planning tool

Here’s a post I wrote on using Pinterest as a vacation-planning tool. There is so much beauty in East Tennessee to be found on the site.

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My close friends and colleagues are probably sick of me preaching the benefits of Pinterest. But I think the social networking sites really covers a lot of niches well (hello, endless recipe ideas!). But the idea of vacation planning via Pinterest is new to me.

Read more here.

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I did a quick Wordle with the current GoVolsXtra comments posted to the news of Tennessee basketball coach Pat Summitt stepping down.
This will be even interesting to see in a few hours when more people get the news.

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I did a quick Wordle with the current GoVolsXtra comments posted to the news of Tennessee basketball coach Pat Summitt stepping down.

This will be even interesting to see in a few hours when more people get the news.

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#trending: A virtual stadium holds its breath on Facebook

My friend Jigsha wrote about her experience participating in the excitement of a sports win through social media. It hit close to home as that’s how I enjoyed my beloved Phillies World Series win in 2008. Social media gave me that “close to home” connection with friends and family as I watched the championship 12 hours away. Check out her story below.

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Zambia's Davies Nkausu runs with his national flag after winning the African Cup of Nations final soccer match against Ivory Coast at the Stade de l'Amitie in Libreville, Gabon, Sunday Feb. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Caption: Zambia’s Davies Nkausu runs with his national flag after winning the African Cup of Nations final soccer match against Ivory Coast at the Stade de l’Amitie in Libreville, Gabon, Sunday Feb. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Sunday evening, I stayed glued to my Facebook feed reading reactions and analyses from my childhood friends. Zambia, the country of my birth, was competing against Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations for soccer. The game was made more special as the Copper Bullets — the name of our soccer team — was playing in Gabon, where 19 years ago, a plane carrying our soccer team crashed, killing all on board.

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This is what a Tennessee upset of Florida does to the Twittersphere in Knoxville.
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It’s an all-Vol Trending Map happening now in Knoxville, following the big Tennessee win over Florida.

This is what a Tennessee upset of Florida does to the Twittersphere in Knoxville.

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It’s an all-Vol Trending Map happening now in Knoxville, following the big Tennessee win over Florida.